Rag Radio 2011-11-18 / Singer/Songwriter, Author, Actor & Artist Bobby Bridger
Bobby Bridger has recorded with Monument, RCA, and Golden Egg Records. He is the composer of the anthem of the Kerrville Folk Festival -- "Heal in the Wisdom" -- which was #3 in a group of 100 Austin songs placed in a time capsule at City Hall. His newest book is "Where the Tall Grass Grows: Becoming Indigenous and the Mythological Legacy of the American West," which "explores the impact of Native American culture on the American psyche..." and on "the development of modern popular entertainment." He is also the author of "A Ballad of the West, Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull: Inventing the Wild West."
Bobby Bridger has traveled the globe performing his historical epic trilogy, "A Ballad of the West," as a one-man show. London-based Qube Pictures released a boxed set DVD collection of "A Ballad of the West" and a 90-minute documentary, "Quest of an Epic Balladeer," based on Bridger’s life and work. He has appeared twice on PBS’s Austin City Limits, on PBS’s American Experience, on C-SPAN/Booknotes, CNN, Good Morning America, A&E, NPR, and the Australian Broadcasting Company. Bridger also is a trained artist and art educator who has painted since age 12; his best known works were inspired by Australian aboriginal "dot" or "dreamtime" paintings.
Host and Producer: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project. This show includes live performance. Underwriting announcements have been removed from this podcast. Running time: 56:33